Carol joined Evert Weathersby Houff in February 2009, and brings with her 33 years of experience in trial and appellate work and litigation management of significant complex liability matters.
Carol began her legal career as a judicial law clerk to Associate Judge John C. Eldridge of the Maryland Court of Appeals. She then spent the next 15 years as a lead trial and appellate attorney in a broad spectrum of civil cases including healthcare malpractice, products liability, general tort and environmental defense litigation. Carol left private practice in 1999 to manage litigation in-house at a major US insurance company. While there, Carol was responsible for legal advice and oversight of complex claims in the areas of healthcare malpractice, employment, products liability and other general liability matters. Her responsibilities included assessment and decision-making regarding legal issues, risk transfer, trial strategy, counsel selection and supervision, case valuation, review of critical pleadings and briefs, and alternative dispute resolution strategies.
Carol’s practice with EWH is focused on complex tort litigation as part of the firm’s national trial and coordinating counsel team for mass tort products liability cases. Her direct responsibilities include expert witness selection and preparation, case evaluation, identification and implementation of strategies on critical issues, supervision of the national coordination team, appellate oversight and trial supervision. Carol also handles court-referred and private mediations in civil cases, including personal injury and other tort actions.
- Juris Doctor, George Washington University School of Law, with honors
- Bachelor of Arts, University of Maryland, summa cum laude
- Elected to Phi Beta Kappa
- State Bar of Maryland
- United States Court of Appeals for the Northern District of Maryland
- United States Court of Appeals for the Southern District of Maryland
- Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit